I went behind the scenes and asked a couple of IT guys about the languages they love.
Bruz Marzolf, Senior Software Engineer:
Phil Gentry, DevOps Engineer:
"I know it’s not Scala. I don’t have a single favorite programming language; I like things about a lot of languages. There’s a lot to like about Ruby, and then there are some things that I don’t like about Ruby. Don’t tell Bruz that.
Dan Smoker, VP of Product Development & Operations:
Jarrod Peace, Senior Software Engineer:
"My favorite programming language is and has been for maybe the last 5 or 6 years, Ruby. Which is weird because I have never done Ruby on Rails, where most programmers get into the language. I come from a mostly static language background, and Ruby was one of the first dynamic languages that I started working with, and just always loved it. I also really really like C# which is sort of controversial. I come from a bit of a Microsoft background, so C# was the first programming language that I really used full time and really loved."
Will Lowrey, VP of Product & Marketing:
“My favorite programming language is Python, which we don’t use anymore. I started programming in C and C++. C++ used to be my language of choice, but now as I’ve gotten older, and hopefully wiser, Python is fun. You can get things done instead of spending a lot of time writing the basics, because a lot of it’s already there, it’s all sort of baked in. I use it for data analysis which it’s really made to do well. It has a lot of built-in capabilities for analyzing, whether it’s machine learning stuff or data analysis stuff.“
Ruby wins this round! What is your programming language of choice?